Dogs 2014

11,000 HERTZ
(5/3/14)


I carry it
with me
every day

hiding
somewhere
deep
in the inner
workings
of my left ear

a frequency
of apparent
decrepitude

at some times
it overrides
all other audibility

at others
I don't even
notice
it's persistent
consistency

right now
it's like
an aural
ice pick
stabbing
sensory receptors
in my brain

the extreme
sensation
will pass
but the sound
will never
completely
go away

when I die
it will hang
in the air
above my
postmortal
remains

ringing
the sound
of failure

like the bell
of an empty
church